Need a Speaker for Your Next Event?
Finding the right speaker for your event is one of the most challenging parts of any event planner’s responsibility. You want a speaker who can inspire, motivate, teach, and entertain. You want someone who will keep the audience engaged and deliver something meaningful and practical at the same time. Is this really possible?
The answer is yes, if you choose the right person. Whether your event is an intimate gather of a few key players or a large event for hundreds or even thousands, the right speaker will produce the results you are looking for.
Kevin Kragenbrink is that speaker. Dr. Kragenbrink has delivered inspirational, entertaining, and practical messages to groups across the United States. In more that 30 years of public speaking he has developed presentations that speak to the heart, appeal to the intellect, and expose the sense of humor in his audiences. His proven expertise in leadership and business development create a foundation for all of his messages. His experience as a teacher, a pastor, and a coach give him the tools needed to present his message in a way that leaves audiences wanting more.
Every time Kevin speaks, his message is developed for the specific audience at hand. He takes time to learn about the audience and their goals and then carefully crafts his message to meet that need. This extra care in preparation ensures that no group ever gets a “canned” speech or stale presentation. Dr. Kragenbrink does have several speeches that offer a core of material around which he crafts his customized messages. Those core messages are described here. If you don’t see what you need for your meeting or event, please contact us to ask if Dr. Kragenbrink can prepare a custom presentation just for you.
Five Rules for Leadership Success
Everyone wants to be successful, so why is it so often beyond our grasp. The reason is found in our core values and the ways that we live those out in our lives. Whether you are looking for success in business, or in life, this presentation will give you five clear rules to follow to achieve success and great motivation to apply those rules to you.
Beyond Excellence: Five VITAL Principles for Achieving the Extraordinary
In today’s world, it seems, everyone is talking about excellence, but all too often their results don’t match their objectives. The problem may be that people don’t realize that excellence is not a destination; it is a result that occurs when you do the right things in the right way. What we need to accomplish excellence are practical strategies that anyone can put to work to create excellence and, perhaps, to achieve results beyond excellence. When we do this we become extraordinary.
Leadership is the key to success in every endeavor. We all want leadership to be effective, but is so hard to understand how to make that happen. Our leadership examples are often the great men and women of history, but their accomplishments seem to be beyond the reach of ordinary people. Let’s face it, most people will never be President of the United States, or even a member of Congress. Most people will never lead a major fortune 500 corporation or become a high ranking military officer. But these are the “hero’s” of most books and speeches on leadership. In this presentation Dr. Kragenbrink explores the keys to leadership for the everyday opportunities that all of us experience. This is the leadership message for small business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders, religious leaders, and all the other every day people who have the chance to make a difference in the lives of others.
Business Development & Sales
“The Core Disciplines of Business”
This workshop will introduces business owners and executives to the Executive Maturity Curve© and the Core Disciplines of Business.© During the workshop you will discover why the daily tasks of business often seem to overpower your long range plans and learn the keys that leading business owners use to unlock their own success. Learn how to release the power of culture. Understand how the Core Disciplines of Business© are used to develop systems for sustainable growth and long term stability. Learn how to improve results through effective measurement.
“Creating an Explosive Business Culture”
In this workshop Dr. Kragenbrink explains the tools needed to build your business culture and get your entire team focused and motivated to succeed. Learn how to define and communicate your vision and use it to transform your organization into a powerhouse. Learn the difference between a vision and a mission statement? Connect your core values to your business culture and use them to motivate and build your team. Discover how successful companies build a culture by systematizing vision, values and mission? Uncover the answers to these intriguing questions and more.
“Growing Your Business through Others.”
Most small businesses struggle with expanding their workforce. Small business leaders often feel isolated and overwhelmed. They fear that delegation of key tasks will result in poor results. They are unsure how to find the right people, how to train and motivate their team, and how to create effective systems to make sure the work they have delegated is being done right. In this workshop Dr. Kragenbrink teaches you the keys to developing systems that will allow you to grow faster and go further than ever before in your business. Learn how your place on the Executive Maturity Curve© is influencing your ability to grow your team. Learn simple tools to evaluate people before you add them to your team. Discover tools and systems to motivate people to success and monitor their accomplishments with confidence.
“Motivate Your Sales Department and Increase Sales”
Your business is either green and growing or ripe and rotting. In this workshop Dr. Kragenbrink examines the things that drive sales and revenue. You will learn behaviors and activities that work consistently to increase your prospects and expand your pipeline. Learn how to evaluate whether you are spending your time and energy in the right places or if you are really making sales by accident. Uncover the strategies successful companies use to move past the “money” issue and increase sales. Discover how experienced business owners create and forecast sustainable revenues and much more.
“Hitting Your Target”
In this workshop Dr. Kragenbrink will be discussing the differences between marketing, advertising, and branding. Learn how to use marketing to create market exposure and name recognition. Explore tools to identify the most productive advertising campaigns for your business. Learn how to track the success of your efforts and create a more effective advertising strategy. Discover the power of the 10 Balloons© and how to use them to build your business right now.
“Customers for Life”
Customer Retention is Growth. This is a rule in virtually every business. Keeping your current customers and producing recurring sales is one of the most powerful tools for long term business growth. It is also one of the most difficult systems to build and maintain. In this workshop, Kevin will discuss the systems that successful companies develop to increase customer loyalty and drive referrals. We will explore the keys to building successful systems for customer service, customer feedback, and customer appreciation. Learn how to complete the referral cycle to produce introductions that result in sales. Learn how to become your client’s top choice in a competitive market and much more.
Recent Speaking Engagements:
- ITEX Barter Exchange Nation Convention, Las Vegas, NV – April, 2010
- America Outdoors Association National Convention, Reno, NV – December, 2009
- State Farm Insurance Agency Owners Regional Meeting, Gatlingburg, TN – December, 2009
- Farragut/West Knox Chamber of Commerce, Knoxville, TN – November 2009
- ITEX SE Regional Brokers Meeting, Atlanta, GA – October 2009
- Knoxville Tourism & Sports Authority, Knoxville, TN – September 2009
- NAIFA of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN – September 2009
- NAIFA of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN – May 2009
- E-Women’s Network, Knoxville, TN – April 2009